We have been talking about holidays lately, actually given the choice I’d talk about holidays everyday. I love to dream about traveling and places to visit. Generally we return to the same few places over and over, but one day I want to visit some more exotic places.
I was born in Melbourne, but we left Australia before I was 2. I went to some amazing places before I was two, but sadly I don’t remember any of it. I have never been back to Australia and I really must go one day. I’d love to travel around the country for a couple of months and really have time to soak it all up and see how Australian I really am!
I’ve never been to any part of Italy, and there are some many things there that I’d love to see. Rome, Venice, Lake Garda, Sorrento, Pompeii. There are so many famous places, places I’ve read about in books or seen in the Movies. There is so much history there, and I want to see it all. I think I’d need 3 or 4 visits to really see everything. It all sounds and looks fabulous, but a little daunting. I’ve travelled to quite a few places but for some reason Italy makes me nervous, I think the traffic worries me and I don’t speak any Italian at all. I am sure like most other European places you can get by with English. I shall get there one day.
I know for Brits, Greece is a very common destination and one that many people have visited, but it’s not somewhere I have made it to yet. I have an image of a beautiful tranquil place, with candlelit restaurants and walks on the beach. It’s this side of Greece I want to visit, I don’t want to stumble into an 18-30’s party by mistake!
West Coast / San Francisco
I’ve never been to California, or indeed the West Coast of the USA, and there are so many places there that I’d like to see. I would quite like to drive right up the West Coast from California to Vancouver. That seems to be a bit of a recurring theme!
I am looking at my list and thinking that they are all very safe places. I like to believe that I’d enjoy traveling around the world like Michael Palin and around the world in 80 days. seeing the real world and not the tourist’s view, but truth be told, I don’t know if I am brave enough. Maybe when I am retired I will take bus tours through Asia and Africa, seeing the world from the safety of a bus and then going to stay in nice luxury hotels. It feels a bit like cheating though.